The Washington Examiner: Illegal immigrants seeking ‘easy access’ up 900 percent


Illegal immigrants applying for asylum as a way of gaining “easy access” to the U.S. is up 900 percent in less than a decade – compounding the number of immigrants feeding on entitlement programs like social security, welfare, school loans, etc., according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The Washington Examiner has the details:

The number of illegals seeking asylum to gain easy access to the United States has jumped 900 percent in less than 10 years, greatly expanding the Immigration population receiving Social Security benefits, school loans, green cards, welfare and other taxpayer funded services, according to figures from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

While about 8,000 mostly Latin Americans in 2009 sought asylum, the number is expected to reach 80,000 or more this year, according to a projection from the Center for Immigration Studies.

The report said 80 percent come from just three countries that have already flooded the border with youths and young families, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Most claim a fear of torture, abuse, or retaliation, fulfilling the U.S. requirement that they must voice some credible fear of returning home.

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